IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) is the safest and fastest light-based technology available for hair removal. It destroys the hair follicle from which individual hairs grow. Controlled pulses of light penetrate the upper skin layer and are absorbed by one of the body’s own natural chemicals -melanin– in the hair contained in the follicle.
Melanin converts the light energy into heat. This heat is transferred to the hair follicle, which is destroyed, making it unable to produce new hair. The treatment is only effective on growing hairs as these are still attached to the follicle. Most of our hair is in the resting phase which explains why more than one treatment is necessary.
IPL treatment is effective on both men and women for:
- Chest and back
- Bikini lines
Usually, five or six treatments are necessary, four weeks apart. As the treated hair must be growing, the area should be shaved two days before treatment.